Item description for My Book of Easy Crafts: Ages 4-5-6 by Kumon Publishing...
Overview This workbook gives kids the chance to use their cutting and pasting skills to create cute crafts. Simple, illustrated instructions show children where to glue, where to cut, where to fold, and how to put it all together. Projects increase in complexity and include paper rings, animal masks, finger puppets, flying toys, and more.
Publishers Description This workbook is designed to help your child improve fine motor control and hand-eye coordination through cutting and pasting together three-dimensional paper toys. Simple contours and large margins for pasting make it easy for children to successfully complete each project. Turning two-dimensional illustrations into three-dimensional toys that they can immediately play with helps your child discover the joy of creating things for themselves.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.7" Width: 8.26" Height: 0.31" Weight: 0.98 lbs.
Release Date Feb 5, 2005
Publisher Kumon Publishing
Grade Level Pre School
Series Kumon Basic Skills
ISBN 1933241039 ISBN13 9781933241036
Availability 0 units.
More About Kumon Publishing
Originally starting as the Publishing Department within the Kumon Institute of Education in 1980, Kumon Publishing was inaugurated as an independent company in 1988. Its role is to support the growth of children through the development and sales of its publications (educational workbooks, flashcards, picture books, and children's books, etc.) and educational toys. In 2004, the company began developing and marketing workbooks for preschoolers in the North American market, which marked the start of its full-scale international expansion.
Reviews - What do customers think about My Book Of Easy Crafts?
Not for the highly creative child Jul 5, 2008
I was excited to see this workbook from Kumon, since my daughter (4 yrs old) has liked some of them in the past. Unfortunately, she has not been interested in doing any of these crafts. I think it's because she likes to think of the craft herself, and then follow through with her idea. She doesn't like crafts when there isn't a whole lot of creative thought needed. If your child is creative, it may not be the best workbook for you. If your child likes crafts, but sometimes can't think of what to do on his/her own, then this workbook may be a lot of fun. There are some cute things to make (in my opinion, not my child's!).
Great crafts on sturdy paper Jun 21, 2008
Very colorful, simple and yet detailed artwork. My almost 3 year old needs alot of help with these but he loves them. A good way to get your child away from the tv and using his hands to create something.
Fabulous book Jan 4, 2008
My six-year-old has been working from this book non-stop since she got it, and she rarely has to ask for help. I am very pleased, since she's having a blast and it's not too complicated. The crafts are also cute and intriguing and they are not all the same, though there are sometimes more than one version of something (animal masks, for example). So far she has made finger puppets, rings, masks, a man that smiles or frowns depending on how you view him, a cool balancing eagle, etc. (I like that some of the projects deal with optical illusion, etc.) My only not-really-a-complaint is that I would prefer a different kind of illustration. I don't particularly like contemporary animation-like drawing with lots of gradients. But this is picky and doesn't affect my daughter's enjoyment of the book.
Perfect for rainy days! Sep 27, 2007
This book has been a life saver for days my daughter dosen't want to play outside or says she is bord. Once we get started she dosen't want to stop! There are lots of things to make in this book, some are kind of cheesy like a paper ring but there are many really nice things that you can actually play with.Like a paper bird that you put 2 pieces of string in and make it race up the strings and a hen that flaps its wings.She is always very proud when she has completed a project and has to go around to show everyone her masterpiece.
Cutting skills are needed with this book.So you can cut around all of the dotted lines and there are marked spots for glue and lines for folding.
I can see even using the book to create your own projects from cardstock,this would be great for teachers!
Thank you Kumon for putting out a kids craft book that is actually usable and has so many pages of projects!
unique crafts in a quality book May 12, 2007
I am glad I purchased this workbook. However, some of the activities are a bit difficult for my 4 year old to cut out on her own. It has definitely helped to improve her skills in cutting with scissors. She usually needs my help/supervision, but I love giving her a variety of activities to do each day. The pages are thick enough and the illustrations are cute and unique.